Welcome to our #wherearethewomen campaign page!
The likes of Sistafest shouldn’t have to exist, but it does, and it does so as a protest.
It’s no secret that ingrained sexism and inequality still exists on a huge scale on the music scene including, disappointingly, within the grassroots. We’ve been banging on about it for over three years now and, while it’s become a talking point, including in mainstream media, and some organisers and promoters we’ve spoken to have made some positive changes, little has altered on any major scale.
Baby steps are vital, but we feel it’s time to step it up a notch. We’re currently building a database of female/female led acts, including trans women, on the grassroots and festival scene to make accessible to event performer bookers.
To join our database, CLICK HERE and fill in the short form.
How can you help, even if you’re not a performer? By using #wherearethewomen on social media event posts that are heavily male dominant.
We’ll also be sending a questionnaire to as many organisers and promoters as we can find regarding the gender balance on their line-ups. The form is also AVAILABLE HERE.
The questions we’re asking them are simple:-
We’ll be publishing our findings, including non-responses.
We’re DIY, so self funding. You can grab one of our Tshirts/Vests by clicking the pic if you’d like to help.
Thanks for reading. More coming soon. Spread the word!